Indo-American Student Council ("we," "us," or "our") enables users to explore the process of studying overseas, along with the visa application process. Through our recruitment partners, counsellors, and our website, we also provide the opportunity to apply for admission to certain programs at certain universities, as well as access supplemental services and products connected to the international student journey (collectively, the "Services").
The modifications to this Policy take effect on the above-mentioned date, and your continuing use of Indo-American Student Council’s services and/or website after that date will be governed by our revised Policy.
In this Policy, we describe:
- What information we collect and process about you (that you provide directly to us or is provided to us by third parties such as our recruitment partners and counsellors);
- The purposes for which we collect and process information about you; and
- The basis on which we collect and process information about you, when you use this website located at www.iascouncil.com (our “Website”) and the services available through this Website, provided to our users (collectively, our “Services”).
- How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
In this Policy, the term “personal data” or “personal information” means personal data or data that relates to an identified or identifiable person.
We encourage that you read this Policy carefully to determine how Indo-American Student Council and its affiliates and/or subsidiaries handle your personal information. This Policy and any of our relevant Terms and Conditions for use of our Services, including any applicable limitations on damages and dispute resolution, govern your use of our website and services, as well as any privacy issue.
At any time, we reserve the right to make amendments to this Policy. We recommend checking this page periodically if you want to stay on top of the most recent updates. If Indo-American Student Council decides to use any personally identifiable information on file in a way that is significantly different from what was stated when the information was first acquired, the user or users will be notified via email to confirm. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this distinct manner.
This policy applies to the Indo-American Student Council and regulates how we gather and use data. As a result, by using www.iascouncil.com, you consent to the data collection processes outlined in this Policy.
SPECIFIC TERMS FOR EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”), UNITED KINGDOM (“UK”) AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”) CUSTOMERS ONLY: Please note that the whole of this Policy applies to you, together with additional provisions which are specific to EEA and UK customers and can be found
at Appendix A.
SPECIFIC TERMS FOR CUSTOMERS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ONLY: Please note that the whole of this Policy applies to you together with additional provisions which are specific to residents of California and can be found at Appendix B.
What Information do we collect?
It is always your decision whether to provide us with personally identifiable information, but if you do not, we reserve the right to refuse to register you as a user or to provide you with any products or services. Your engagement with our website and services determines the types of personal data we collect about you. We may also need to acquire sensitive personal data in specific instances, such as assisting your application process to schools of interest (e.g., personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, generic or biometric data, health information). If we need to collect any sensitive data about you, we will obtain your explicit consent as required by data protection legislation. The personal data we gather is only shared with Indo-American Student Council and our third-party service providers serving as data processors for the purpose of providing the Services you have requested; it is not shared or used by us for any other purpose.
We have set out in the table below the categories of personal data we generally collect about you, where permitted by applicable law:
|Categories of Personal Data Collected
|Specific Personal Data
|Sensitive Personal Data
|Source of Data
|Name, email address, phone number, billing or mailing address, IP address, date of birth.
|National identification numbers and documents that may include your photograph and/or government identifier.
|Directly from you, third parties on your behalf and as instructed by you, other Indo-American Student Council users and customers, our service providers, and affiliates.
|Bank and credit account information, credit history as applicable, details of any transactions carried out using
|Directly from you, third parties on your behalf and as instructed by you, recruitment partners, counsellors, other Indo-American
|any of the Services.
|Student Council users and customers, our service providers, and affiliates.
|Professional or Employment Information
|Name and contact information, professional credentials and skills, educational and work history, salary, evaluations, references, interviews, certifications, disciplinary matters, and other information of the type included on a resume, curriculum vitae, or cover letter.
|Directly from you or when another party, such as a recruiter, counsellor, or external website, provides it to us.
|Internet or Other Similar Network Activity
|Other information collected through Cookies and other tracking technologies as listed above.
|From you directly and our third-party analytic tools and cookies usage.
|Directly from you and/or [through your use of the Mobile Application] and/or our third-party analytic tools and cookies usage.
We shall be collecting your information for several reasons:
- To better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested.
- To fulfill our legitimate interest in improving our services and products.
- To send you promotional emails containing information we think you may like when we have your consent to do so.
- To contact you to fill out surveys or participate in other types of market research when we have your consent to do so.
- To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria:
- The length of time your personal information remains relevant.
- The length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations.
- Any limitation periods within which claims might be made.
- Any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies, or associations.
- The type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy.
All retained personal data is treated in accordance with this Policy.
Indo-American Student Council does not sell, rent, or lease any of its customer lists or names to any third parties now or in the future.
Personal information may be collected and used by Indo-American Student Council to aid in the functioning of our website and to assure delivery of the services you need and desire. We may deem it necessary to use personally identifiable information to keep you aware of additional possible products and/or services available from www.iascouncil.com at times.
Indo-American Student Council may also contact you in the future to ask you to participate in surveys and/or research questionnaires about your impressions on current or potential future services.
Indo-American Student Council may, from periodically, feel compelled to contact you on behalf of our other external business partners regarding a potential new offer that may be of interest to you. If you consent or show interest in the presented offers, specific identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and/or phone number, may be shared with the third party at that time. Indo-American Student Council may find it beneficial to all our customers to share specific data with our trusted partners to conduct statistical analysis, send you email and/or postal mail, provide support, and/or arrange for deliveries. These third parties are strictly prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services you requested, and as such, they are required to maintain the strictest confidentiality about all your information in accordance with this agreement. The table below contains additional information on what and how we will share information with third parties.
|Whom Do we Share You Data with?
|Why do we share your data with third parties?
|The information in your application is shared with the schools to which you are applying (either directly or through a third party on your behalf, to schools/universities/colleges abroad). Once Indo-American Student Council has provided your information to these schools as part of your admissions application, Indo-American Student Council has no control over how such information is used by these schools and recommends that you contact them directly if you have any questions about how your personal data is treated.
|We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal data to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers such as cloud providers to send our emails, host the Website and data (including cloud providers) and operate certain of its features. Other service providers may assist us with the provision of the services, help us verify your identity, prevent, detect, and protect against fraudulent activity or abuse of our services, conduct internal research and analytical assessments, process your transactions, maintain your account(s) and provide you with customer care services. These service providers include internet service providers, data and cyber security services, banks, financial institutions, payment processors, financial services providers, remote access services, service providers that help us verify your identity and help us comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, and our business, legal, tax, financial and other advisors, on a confidential basis. Your personal data may be maintained and processed by third party service providers in other countries. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal data for their own marketing or other purposes.
|Parties to and those involved in a business
|We may transfer whatever information we have about you as an asset in connection with a proposed or completed merger or sale
|transaction with Indo-American Student Council
|involving all or part of Indo-American Student Council, or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings).
|Indo-American Student Council utilizes your data for internal research and development to enhance our present products and services and/or develop new features to better serve you, with your consent. Non-personal data ("Metadata") is also used by the Indo-American Student Council for this purpose. We may share your personal data with third parties involved in research and development with your permission in attempt to improve our existing products and services and/or develop new features to better serve you. Educational institutions, academics, and others in related fields are examples of third parties.
|Lawyers, courts and law enforcement
|The Indo-American Student Council and other service providers may disclose your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an organization in the event of a breach of contract or law violation, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. Personal data may also be disclosed if it is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, the detection, suppression, or prevention of fraud, or the investigation or prevention of actual or alleged loss or harm to persons or property. We may be obliged to contact you directly for legal, regulatory, and/or compliance purposes if you have engaged a recruitment partner or counsellor to submit your application to Indo-American Student Council.